Photographer Alex Nimmo has been highlighting a different side of Hong Kong, away from the high-rise architecture and “residensity” that’s so abundant. Instead, he captures people against large uniform backgrounds and open spaces. “It’s a lot more challenging to do, living in one of the most densely populated parts of the planet – but [it is] also a lot more rewarding when I discover something new to shoot,” he says.

The Fresh Prince.
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Keeping phone usage to a minimal. Part of Alex’s original Instagram hashtag series #keepingphoneusagetoaminimal.
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Talent Scout.
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Blade Runner.
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What goes around comes around.
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Just hold on we’re going home.
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Space: Galaxy Soho in Beijing was completed in 2012 and comprises five continuous, flowing volumes which coalesce to create an internal world of interweaved open spaces. The office, retail, and entertainment complex is devoid of corners or abrupt transitions – a re-inventing of the classical Chinese courtyard.
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The Summer Palace in Beijing is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces and serves as a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Beijing.
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The fortifications of Xi’an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls.
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Zendai Himalayas Center in Shanghai.
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Window Seat.
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Check out the rest of Alex’s work on his instagram here.

Guest contributors for Hong Kong Free Press.